The men’s squash team is hitting the road again.
On the heels of a 9-0 loss to Princeton Jan. 27 in the team’s final home match of the season, the Quakers will head north to take on Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend.
The two Ivy matches will be the Quakers’ last duals of the season before the Collegiate Squash Association team championships Feb. 19.
Although recuperating after a tough loss may prove difficult, coach Craig Thorpe-Clark is not concerned, as he feels that momentum and a positive mentality have never been a problem.
“The boys have been playing very well this week,” Thorpe-Clark said. “We want to play better, but the deal is that we’ve been preparing well.”
Part of the reason for the Thorpe-Clark’s confidence is the return of junior Will Browne.
Browne spent last semester abroad but is starting to shake off the cobwebs after sitting out last week’s match against Princeton.
But the Quakers (5-5, 1-3 Ivy) may have their work cut out for them.
The last time the Quakers beat Harvard (4-2, 3-0) was 30 years ago, a 6-3 decision on Feb. 10, 1979.
“We feel like we can have a very competitive match against them,” Thorpe-Clark said.
And while Dartmouth (8-5, 0-3) lost to the Crimson earlier this season, the team has performed well out-of-conference. The Big Green scored an 8-1 victory over a Williams team that narrowly defeated Penn, 5-4.Comments powered by Disqus
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